Make the Call: The Shocking Truth About the U.S. Senate

Reposted from the AFL-CIO NOW Blog

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is leading a campaign to change the current rules that govern the U.S. Senate that hurt the democratic process.

CWA writes on its “Fix the Senate Now” site:

In the past, our nation was able to move forward on landmark legislation that put in place workers’ rights, civil rights, retirement security for seniors and much more.

But today, obscure tactics—like the “silent” filibuster—allow individual senators to hold the nation’s work hostage while cutting backroom deals. And the problem is getting worse.

Call Your Senators: 1-888-717-0911

When your call is answered, say:

I am calling to ask that the senator vote for meaningful rules reform, including requiring a talking filibuster. Please support Senate rules reform on the first legislative day of the new Congress.

Watch the video in the post Shocking Truth About the U.S. Senate.